In addition to traffic and pricing data, CheapOair noticed some fascinating travel details. Thursday is the most popular departure day, while Sunday and Monday are the least popular days to depart. The data also showed that travelers are increasing the length of the trips they are taking. In 2013, the average trip duration was 10.03 days which jumped to 13.61 in 2017. Overall, the total number of U.S. passengers has grown by 85% in just five years, indicating that as flying is becoming increasingly affordable, people are traveling now more than ever.
CheapOair’s data indicates a healthy travel industry and gives a positive outlook for an industry with critical economic importance nationwide. According to the U.S. Travel Association:
- Travel is a $2.3 trillion industry in the U.S., with $990.3 billion in direct travel-related spending in the U.S. by domestic and international visitors in 2016.
- These visitors support 15.3 million American jobs—roughly 8.6 million direct travel jobs, and 6.7 million indirect and induced jobs.
- Travel-related spending generated $157.8 billion in federal, state and local tax revenues in 2016.
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*The statistics referenced are based on travel departing and returning between January 1 – March 31 for each year from 2013 through 2017.
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